Louis Ledoux: Papua New Guinea Collection
Nov 16, 2021
2 Frassetto Way Lincoln Park, NJ 07035, United States

Adventurer, Academic, Industrialist: Louis Pierre Ledoux 1936 New Guinea Expedition

In early 1936, on recommendation by American anthropologist Margaret Mead, Louis Pierre Ledoux, recent Harvard University graduate, headed to the lower eastern Sepik River of Papua New Guinea to study the Murik people.

The results of his self-funded expedition is an extraordinary collection of hundreds of artifacts, photographs, manuscripts, diaries, and letters left untouched for 85 years.

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LOT 37:

Ancestor Figure, Lower Sepik River

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Ancestor Figure, Lower Sepik River

Ancestor figure with anthropomorphic facial feature of a long beak seen in Kandimbong ancestor figures. Bold pigmentation in red, blue, yellow and white.

Locale: Murik Lakes, Lower Sepik River
Country: Papua New Guinea

Date: 1936 or earlier
Material: Wood
Dimensions: H 7" x W 2"
Technique: Carved

Provenance: Louis Pierre Ledoux Collection


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